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welcome to "world news tonight." breaking news. hillary clinton's diagnosis. new video showing her wobbling, then appearing to fall. the campaign saying she was overcome by the heat, rebounding about two hours later. but now, word she's also battling pneumonia. tonight, clinton's health and the political fallout. remembering 9/11. the memorials in new york, washington, and nn plus, the new heroes emerging 15 years later. deck collapse. two balconies full of people crashing into one another, then into a deck below. dozens of college students trapped. what happened? new warning. what you could hear when you board a plane about the smartphone with the risk of exploding batteries. and, roughing the ref? >> i've never seen anything like that before in my life. >> the college player caught on
referee in the face. now facing a felony charge. tonight, his side of the story. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with that breaking news on hillary clinton's health. we're now learning she's been diagnosed with pneumonia. the issue coming to light this at a 9/11 memorial event in new york. clinton leaving the ceremony. then in this video, appearing to fall. her staff taking her to a van and then to her daughter's department. the campaign saying she felt overheated. then two hours emerging, saying she's much better. but a short time ago, a statement from her doctor saying clinton is recovering nicely, and revealing that stunning
our dr. besser is standing by. but let's start with cecilia vega with the fast-moving developments. >> reporter: tonight, that video showing hillary clinton leaving new york's 9/11 memorial early. clinton seen stumbling, losing her footing, aides and secret service agents surround her. they hold her up, and help her to a waiting van. they drive her to her daughter's department. but now, her doctor saying she was diagnosed with pneumonia on friday. she was put on antibiotics, advised to rest and modify her schedule. at that ceremony, clinton became overheated and dehydrated. >> how are you feeling? >> feeling great, feeling great. >> reporter: two hours after that episode at the memorial, clinton seen outside daughter chelsea's home, where she greeted a young girl and avoided questions about exactly what happened. >> what happened? >> it's a beautiful day in new york. >> reporter: clinton wearing those same sunglasses during the morning ceremony. she had been scheduled to attend the entire service. instead, she stayed for about an hour.
at chelsea's apartment, aides say clinton played with her grandchildren. and tonight, the 68-year-old democratic nominee is back home in chappaqua. this is not clinton's first health scare. in 2012, she fainted at home and hit her head, suffering a concussion. at the time, her aides and state department staffers downplayed the severity of the injury. it turns out, clinton had double vision and wore special glasses. it took her six months to make a full recovery. clinton blaming it on allergies. but her doctor now says an exam because of that led to a pneumonia diagnosis. >> every time i think about trump, i get allergic. >> reporter: on the campaign trail, donald trump turning clinton's health into an attack line. >> she doesn't have the strength and stamina. we can be nice and politically
>> reporter: and clinton brushing off those attacks. >> i'm not concerned about the conspiracy theories. there are so many of them, i've lost track of them. >> and cecilia, so many questions still about clinton's health. but her campaign has not released her medical records. in light of today, will they? >> reporter: her campaign has been tight-lipped about so much today. they've not said yet whether they will release her medical records. but for that matter, donald trump has not released his yet either. clinton had a big trip scheduled for tomorrow, but that trip is new very much in question. >> thank you. and dr. richard besser is here. what can we learn about the video of hillary clinton leaving the 9/11 memorial and later outside her daughter's apartment? >> well, you see her being helped into the van, she doesn't appear to be able to walk on her
but as a doctor, what i find reassuring, the fact that two hours later, she was able to go outside and greet people. >> hillary clinton is 68. how serious is pneumonia for someone her age? >> pneumonia can be very serious. some forms can land someone in the hospital, some are mild. clearly, it's not enough to keep her off the campaign trail. >> thank you. and now, the incident this morning wasn't her first stumble this weekend. she was already on defense after referring to half of trump's supporters as a basket of deplorables. our latest poll shows the race is tightening, 46% to 41%, against donald trump. but that's a tie within the margin of error. math -- matt dowd joins us. what will the political damage be? >> reporter: we're in a very close race. nationally, and all the key electoral states, it's very close.
situation for hillary clinton. the good news, the basket of deplorables thing is in the rear view mirror. and the bad news, it feeds two storylines donald trump. one about her health, and secondly, about her transparency, is she open? the best way to affect this is to be more transparent. we've seen two candidates not be very transparent over the course of this race. >> matt, thank you. and as we said, hillary clinton was at the memorial for the 9/11 victims at the site where th stood. marking the event with flowers, flags, and the reading of nearly 3,000 names. president obama spoke at the ceremony at the pentagon. family members of flight 93 victims touching the wall in shanksville, pennsylvania. but today touched americans everywhere, from virginia to kansas to afghanistan. david wright is in the shadow of one world trade tonight. >> reporter: today at ground zero, one toll of the bell, and
standing still for that moment 15 years ago when the first plane struck the north tower. then, the endless list of names. nearly 3,000 names. >> 15 years may seem like a long time. but for the families who lost a piece of their heart that day, i imagine it can seem like just yesterday. >> reporter: president obama at the pentagon. >> perhaps it's the memory last kiss given to a spouse, or the last good-bye to a mother or father. >> reporter: the last words fiona havlisch has from her husband, a voice mail from the 101st floor of the south tower. >> he said, i'm trying to get out of the building. as soon as i get out, i'll call you on your cell. i love you. bye. >> reporter: you were probably just a baby, right?
>> reporter: that day sent a generation to war, and raised the threat level at home. the family found a way to move on. but flew back here from their new home in colorado, determined to be here. >> donald g. havlisch jr. >> reporter: it's a day of remembrance, but also a day of resolve. >> it is. and it can also be a day of forgiveness. it can be a day of forgiveness. >> reporter: they are two of the thousands of people whose lives abruptly changed that day. and the rest of us had little idea how our world would change. the consequences, still unfolding. tom? >> david, thank you. this 9/11 anniversary also happens to be the first sunday of the nfl season. 14 games played today, each opening with a tribute to the heroes of 9/11.
but across the sideline, four players kneeling down in protest. and we move on to the release of the gunman who tried to assassinate president reagan in 1981. john hinckley jr., a free man tonight, with conditions. here's devin dwyer. >> reporter: tonight, john hinckley jr. seen here outside his mother's virginia home. free 35 years after trying to assassinate president reagan. the horror from 1981 is on the minds of neighbors inside the gated community where hinckley will live. >> that person has always been a risk to society. he was a risk early. >> reporter: in recent years he's been given unsupervised releases from his psychiatric hospital. in july, a federal judge ruled hinckley is no longer a danger to himself or others. >> because mr. hinckley has shown the court that he can obey by the rules and regulations set out by the judge, it's time to try and see how he does on his own without coming back to st. elizabeth. >> reporter: those rules include a ban on using social media and contacting any of his victims or their families.
hinckley from googling himself or researching weapons or porn. he also must continue therapy and be tracked by the gps on his cell phone. prosecutors insist hinckley remains dangerous, claiming on one occasion, he pretended to go to a movie but actually went to a bookstore to stare at books about presidential assassinations. if he violates the terms of his release, he could be sent back to the hospital. tom? >> devin, thank you. now, an update on the exploding cell phones. we're learning more about that recall of samsung galaxy note 7s. and there's a special warning for those on airplanes. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: tonight, the exploding cell phone battery that may have sparked this car fire, now triggering a new preflight warning across america. >> samsung galaxy note 7 phones are not to be charged or powered on during this flight. >> reporter: passengers onboard several domestic carriers hearing a similar message about that galaxy note 7, the
>> it's a little shocking and a little nerve-wracking, and now i'm also thinking about it when i get on my plane. >> reporter: samsung says so far there have been at least 35 reports of batteries exploding due to a faulty lithium ion battery. dangerous on the ground, and, as tests show, a nightmare in the sky. >> if one phone gets trapped in a seat, gets crushed, on fire, now the whole seat is on fire. and what you may or may not have is the ability to fight that fire. >> reporter: so far samsung is not issuing a global recall, instead urging customers to exchange the device. jo on her nightstand, filling her home with smoke. >> the smoke was unbearable, black, thick smoke. >> reporter: she knew about the issue, but -- >> we were told to wait for the replacement. >> reporter: the government is urging owners not to turn on their phones or even to charge them. when it comes to enforcing that same rule on airplanes, experts say it would be up to passengers under the honor system to comply. tom? >> gloria, thank you.
a fleet of ambulances lined up outside the house. more than two dozen students treated for injuries. as eva pilgrim reports, it's just the latest in a number of incidents like it in which students were hurt. >> reporter: chaos at an off-campus house party in connecticut. dozens injured when three decks packed with people collapsed. >> we have three balconies that collapsed. and people are trapped underneath. >> reporter: the third-story deck crashing down just after 11:00 p.m., in t crowded party, landing on the porch below. then all collapsed onto the first floor. dozens trapped. >> we were getting reports of people scattered, and there was just debris on top of people. >> reporter: most, students at nearby trinity college. the college owning, but not managing, the 91-year-old house. >> the third floor, you see the wood was very rotted and old and structurally not very sound, and then you get 50 or 60 kids out there. >> reporter: we've seen this
last year, this roof collapsed during this st. patrick's day college party in california. and six students were killed when this balcony collapsed from the fourth floor of an apartment building. in all, as many as 30 people taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. officials saying it is a miracle no one was killed in this accident. trinity college confirming they own the property, but they're not sure when it was last inspected. tom? >> eva, thank you. next to a new episode for a character who seems to be out of the movie "catch me if you can." a florida teen already facing charges of impersonating a doctor. tonight, malachi love-robinson seen here dressed as a doctor, is under arrest for allegedly trying to purchase a luxury car with fraudulent documents. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: tonight, the teen
malachi love-robinson was arrested in virginia on friday after allegedly attempting to purchase a luxury car using false documents. the teen made headlines after he was accused of illegally posing as a doctor. >> this is the new birth new life medical center. >> reporter: he was arrested in february after police say he gave a medical exam to an undercover officer. he's now awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to those charges. he sat down with abc news shortly after being released from jail. >> is this all a misunderstanding? >> reporter: have you had training? >> i have. i have shadowed many doctors. >> reporter: you're saying your training comprises shadowing other doctors, real doctors? that's your training in medicine? >> your training comprises a lot of things. >> reporter: when he allegedly attempted to purchase the $35,000 lexus at this dealership in stafford, virginia, on friday, his application raised several red flags.
add up. >> reporter: and when employees performed an online search of love-robinson, they found his previous arrest and called the police. love-robinson was arrested at the dealership. tonight, he's being held on new charges of fraud, this time with no bond. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> we thank matt for that report. still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. flags on the field. when a player appears to clock the ref. the controversial moment all caught on camera. what the player is telling us. and the surprising outcome to this moment. three armed suspects, guns drawn. you won't believe what happens next. [ crowd noise ] whoa. [ gears stopping ]
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police say he punched a referee in the face. the skirmish caught on camera. here's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: tonight, this referee knockout, caught on camera. >> the ref just got punched in the face by a player. what? >> reporter: the ref holding back mt. san antonio college lineman bernard schirmer as he has wo schirmer, number 52, pushing back. then the hit. the ref laid out. the 6'5", 270-pound lineman, immediately ejected from the game, and later arrested. now facing a felony battery charge. >> i really didn't mean to do that to the ref. i just didn't see him. >> reporter: his father said he was hitting himself in the head to calm down. accidentally striking the ref. trainers rushing to help that official. he never returned to the game. this, just the latest case of a ref roughed up on the field. in texas last year, this lineman makes a bee-line for the referee. he's down. another player dives into him,
>> there are 23 states around the country that have decided to create laws that make it a criminal action to assault a referee. >> reporter: tom, tonight, the college releasing a statement saying they fully agree with the family that this was an accident. though an investigation is ongoing. tom? >> adrienne, thank you. when we come back, the familiar landmark up in smoke. the suspicious blaze destroying and what exactly is happening to this u.s. warship out at sea? and why the navy is saying tonight, it's a good thing. stay with us. side me to reach my goals. so i liked when my doctor told me that i may reach my blood sugar and a1c goals by activating what's within me with once-weekly trulicity. trulicity is not insulin. it helps activate my body to do what it's supposed to do
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finally tonight, on this important anniversary, the heroes among us. the firefighter with a very special mission these past 15 years. on 9/11, new york city firefighter jojo esposito lost so much. when the towers collapsed, his brother, his cousin, and so many in his firehouse died. >> we lost 11 men. that's almost half the company. >> reporter: jojo, one of those tasked to deliver the gr to the families affected. >> it wasn't easy. there were times i felt like breaking down, but i knew i had to be strong for my family and their families too. >> reporter: but jojo made a promise. those families would see him again. >> this is me with lisa polazzo. she lost her husband in rescue 5 too. >> reporter: he became a different type of hero. >> he's always been for there for us. it's 15 years later, he's still there for us. >> it's unbelievable what he did for us, you know? taking care of his own family
special. >> it's like having another dad. jojo is there whenever i need him. >> reporter: jojo says the surviving members of rescue 5 in staten island all came together, and there are still no easy days. >> 15 years is just a number to. 15 years to us is like we just said, all those missed parties and anniversaries and stuff like that. you can't get that back. >> reporter: as a firefighter, you're trained to put out fires and rescue people. did you ever receive any type of training for the role you do now? >> there's no training for life. you just got to deal with, in the best way you can as it comes across. and hopefully, you're able to do it the right way. >> our thanks to jojo and the other first responders. "gma" first thing in the morning. david will be right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. we leave you with this image tonight. world -- stop
attacks. nearly three-thousand americans -- killed that day -- changing our nation -- forever. but first -- we have some breaking news. there is a possible stand off -- happening right now -- near charleston and sloan. a neighbor -- sending this video of cops -- surrounding a nearby home. the woman tells 13 action news -- sh'es not being allowed to leave. we've reached out to police. we're waiting on a call back. we'll keep an eye on this -- and let you know -- if anythi now back to our top story. on this day -- 15 years ago --the world was shaken. al qaeda hijackers -- flew four planes in-to the world trade center -- in new york city --the pentagon in washington d,c..-- and a field in shanksville, pennsylvania -- killing thousands of people. today -- people across the nation -- remember the lives lost. karin caifa reports -- from lower manhattan -- in new york -- where the twin towers -- once stood. --reporter pkg-as follows-- americans stopped sunday to
honor the nearly three thousand people killed that day. new york's memorial spanned much of the morning.. (nats star spangled banner) there were moments of silence at the exact times al qaeda hijackers flew planes into the world trade center towers... and at the moments the towers fell. family members read out the names of the victims... (nats names) and remembered those who were lost. (granvilette kestenbaum/wife of "we know the shock and grief and anger that follows, the heartache that won't heal." both presidential candidates took a break from the campaign trail to attend. democrat hillary clinton left early because she was feeling ill, according to her campaign ... but was all smiles about about two hours later as she left her daughter's apartment.